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94
86
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the blackest depths of the brewhouse comes Damien, Child of Darkness. Spawned from the usually discarded remnants of Darkness, Damien is a dry-hopped black ale. Flavors of roasted malt and dark brown sugar suffocated by aromas of tangerine and pine.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (8537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at CBC 2015. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, light licorice, chocolate, coffee and some citrus. Medium bitter and with a medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8522) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 19, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich pine, citrus fruit alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich alcoholic smoky roast palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (7600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle, thanks to Jimmy. Pours clear reddish black, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma is dusty, ashy, pine, roasty. Flavor is dry, medium bitter, roasty, ashy. Medium body. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Keg @ Surly. Deep brown with a small head. Loads of sweet cocoa and toffee. Some charred grain, earth. Roasted nuts. Flavor is a bit drier. More pepper. Charred grains, toast. Dark cocoa and burnt brown sugar. Medium body, a bit oily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (7106) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft on tap at Hopleaf (Chicago, IL). Another Surly rate. Top #2 Rater still going strong (Despite not living in Minny and only being there once). Pours a lively dark blackish pour, with some lighter brownish edges, dies to a frothy offwhite head, some light lacing. Darker but not opaque. Aromas are a decent touch of piney hops, some gentle deadened grapefruit, some roast and toast, just a gentle touch of sweetness but dry overall. As it warms, the aroma grows a bit more. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering prickly dry hops up front. Grapefruit, some pine, and earth mix with decent roast, some toast. Some gentle cocoa comes in with that gentle hoppy yet malty "Darkness Jr" essence. Envelopes the palate well, offering healthy balance with an ode to the dry and hoppy, touches of roast, cocoa, smoothed out malts. Finish is dry, pine and grapefruit lingering. Nice, better than this years Darkness in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6605) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Nutty nose. Flavors of cocolate , leather and citrus. Bitter finish. One of the best black IPAs that I have had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (6290) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some hops and roasted malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6145) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma is pine, dark malts and uniquely perfumed. The flavor is earthy/dark malts, grapefruit, citrus and a mix of dryish and bitter/tart in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Black draft pour from tap at Northdown Tap. Tan head. Creamy milky and cocoa. Light. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On draught during Darkness Day 2011 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thick and creamy beige head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of spicy and piney hops, a hint of black malt and a touch of tangerine. Taste is medium bodied, mild black ale character with flavors of light tangerine, grapefruit zest and roasted dark malt. Finish has a mild bitterness, soft palette with some roasted black malt aftertaste. An easy drinking Black Ale with a short lived mild bitterness.


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